Heating homes and businesses this winter is likely to cost more as a result of higher natural gas prices according to the Georgia Public Service Commission.
"Natural gas prices are at levels not seen since the fall of 2005 when Hurrican Katrina disrupted supplies," said Commission Chairman Chuck Eaton in a release. "Despite recent decreases in prices, it appears likely that natural gas costs this winter will be higher than the last two years. Consumer should begin preparing for the winter heating season now by taking some simple steps."
One is weatherizing your home. Another is look into budget billing. Eaton advises consumers who might qualify for heating assistance programs to begin preparing for the application process now.